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Recovery potential of the world's coral reef fishes
MacNeil, M.A.; Graham, N.A.J.; Cinner, J.E.; Wilson, S.K.; Williams, I.D.; Maina, J.; Newman, S.; Friedlander, A.M.; Jupiter, S.; Polunin, N.V.C.; McClanahan, T.R. (2015). Recovery potential of the world's coral reef fishes. Nature (Lond.) 520(7547): 341–344. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature14358
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • MacNeil, M.A.
  • Graham, N.A.J.
  • Cinner, J.E.
  • Wilson, S.K.
  • Williams, I.D.
  • Maina, J.
  • Newman, S.
  • Friedlander, A.M.
  • Jupiter, S.
  • Polunin, N.V.C.
  • McClanahan, T.R.

Abstract
    A study of the recovery potential of over 800 of the world's coral reefs shows that 83% of fished reefs are missing more than half their expected biomass, with severe consequences for key ecosystem functions; protection from fishing would allow full recovery in 35 years on average, but in 59 years for the most degraded reefs.

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